I must admit that we have not been very adventurous in the food department in our household. My oldest son has Autism and serious food aversions and that has rubbed off on our other two children. We have been participating in weekly feeding therapy with an occupational therapist and part of our homework is to regularly try new food ideas. I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to broaden our lunchtime horizons.
I decided to try the rolled ham and cucumber sandwiches and they were a hit with 4 out of 5 family members. For us that is a huge success!
- 80 ml Cream cheese with herbs
- 4 DEMPSTER’S® WholeGrains™ Ancient Grains/ BON MATIN® GrainsEntiers® 9 Grain tortillas, 7 in.
- Freshly ground pepper
- 0.5 English cucumber, cut into sticks
- 200 g Cooked ham, thinly sliced
- 0.5 Sweet red pepper, cut into strips
- 4 Large curly lettuce leaves
SPREAD cream cheese on each tortilla; add pepper to taste. DIVIDE cucumber, ham, sweet pepper and lettuce evenly among tortillas. ROLL up sandwiches and secure with a toothpick, if necessary. CUT each sandwich into 2 or 3 pieces
My 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter were both fans. My son wanted to remove the lettuce but I convinced him to try it and once he did he happily ate the rest. He said he liked that it was all rolled up because it looked cool.
My daughter is a great eater and she happily munched her sandwich without complaint. She had a hard time picking up a full wrap so I cut hers into mini rolls. She asked me if I could send one in her lunch for school and the mini-rolls fit perfectly in a lunch box container.
My special needs son wasn’t a fan- but he didn’t actually take a bite. He did like the idea of it though and asked if I could just put peanut butter and jam in the tortilla instead. I complied and he happily ate his PB&J wrap on the whole grains ancient grains tortillas. We were thrilled with that result.
The recipe itself was incredibly easy to follow and took only a few minutes to make. We have tried a few different varieties over the past few days- replacing ham with chicken one time and replacing the cream cheese with Havarti cheese another time. The possibilities are endless!